Steny Hoyer and Pete Hoekstra were just on the News Hour chatting about FISA. Hoekstra was harping on how the House should have stayed in session/passed the law he favors and fear-mongering in general. At the end he repeated that Bush had threatened to postpone his trip to Africa. Hoyer pointed out that all of the key Dems are in D.C., but that Hoekstra, at that moment, was back home. Zing! Hoekstra was literally phoning it in. As I read somewhere last night — separate out the telecom immunity and pass a survilance bill if it’s so important. Otherwise, STFU.
Tonight on Red, White, and Blue (my favorite show), the Republican candidates for Harris County D.A. face off. It should be interesting. Unfortunately, I think they tape it early, so there will probably be talk about Chuck Rosenthal concerning his possible resignation, even though he finally did so today. (In the face of a law suit to oust him, not because of pressure from the party.)
As I may have mentioned, Kathleen “I don’t use my real name while blogging” McKinley is back at the Houston Chronicle commons. She’s back to deleting comments — mostly mine — that she considers ‘rude.’ (I pointed out that she doesn’t know how Texans go about selecting a presidential nominee.) She’s also still acting as if people who read her chron blog can’t figure out where her blogspot blog is. Like all gossips, she thinks that the the people she’s bad-mouthing will never find out about it, and then she’s taken it to a hole ‘nother level — by ignoring the nature of the intertubes. It’s sad, actually. At any rate, she hasn’t deleted all of my comments — in fact, she’s posted a couple this very evening. I’m thinking she won’t make it to November.
As I was researching something for work this afternoon, I came across a debate that is simmering around the news yesterday that the U.S. plans to shoot down a dud spy satellite. When I heard about this, I thought, damn, that’s $1 BILLION wasted. Will we taxpayers get any of that back. But through reading about how the reason the government gave were so remote to be virtually impossible, I thought, what if they miss? What would the rest of the world think if the U.S. misses its own target?
Something else of interest — there’s a poll out today, taken in Texas by a Texas firm, that shows McCain and Huckabee in a dead heat in Texas. (Soppy Poppy will endorse McCain Monday.) Those wacky Texas Republicans think Huckabee is better on national defense and that McCain is better on the economy. They are very entertaining.
Lastly, (for now) a linkto a very funny powerpoint explanation of what happened with the sub-prime loans. (You have to click on the image to get the slide show.) Funny and sad. And as Roberto said today, why not reward those of us who made good decisions on our home purchases? And as was pointed out on the blog where I found this, why should the people who profited from this get off lightly, get to keep their money, and then everybody has to clean up their mess — while they get to keep all of the money they made off of it.
Wow, R,W&B is excellent. Kelly is trying to push the far right position. (i.e. if the prossecution knows that someone is guilty, they should be allowed to strike African American voters. Pat Lykos is a judge that I remember running down in my paralegal days. Doug Perry is the BEST. He is slow and fat. Jim Leitner would be the best (even considering that there is a Dem running). Given that I won’t crossover, I hope that the Republicans will vote for Leitner.
Ahh, admitting that Chuck Rosenthal led a racist office, by all of them. How will the Republicans be less racist is the question.
Go David! Judge Lycos accuses David of demogogging. That’s rich. Leitner is stuttering, but making the point. Those that are potentially race involed should be closely lookeed at.
Kelly, “I’m clean. I don’t know. My husband didn’t participate in any race thing. I am clean. ” Douggy is back. I think he’s that favored candidate of Rors.